Again the Levi’s Vintage Clothing (LVC) crew made a really awesome lookbook for their new Spring Summer 2014 collection. Many thanks for this book, it’s already No. 5 in the range. True collectors items. Keep up the good work!
The Kings Of Indigo (K.O.I.) denim brand hooked up with the craft students from
Jean School in Amsterdam. Together they did a denim tour through four big
cities in Holland: The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven. They
repaired old and worn-out denims at the luxury warehouse De Bijenkorf in those
cities. The repair tour is ended and below are some images for those how missed it!
Dutch magazine CODE will drop their first German issue this Friday the 28th of March at Urban Spree in Berlin (Germany). To celebrate this issue they collaborate with G-star and made an exclusive limited edition jean. Check out the video to watch the collaboration in process, as CODE Fashion Director Kanako B. Koga works with the G-Star RAW Atelier team. G-Star X CODE the Unofficial: available 29th March exclusively from G-Star Berlin stores – Kudam and Oranienburgerstrasse.
Yesterday I received an email about the two previous Pepe ‘Miner’ Jeans posts. This time from Trevor Lough, Trevor was 12 years the art director at Pepe Jeans. He still also owns the jacket after all these years. It’s now 16 years old and never washed yet! Through all the years of hard wearing the jacket got some characteristic damages; the neck label is destroyed, a massive cigarette burned in the cuff and it also has a small flick-knife slash in one of the front plackets.
All in all it’s so great that a lot of people are digging in their private denim collection to show their classic Pepe Miner Jeans item with pride! Thanks a lot for sharing Trevor, Cheers! Who’s next?
Received a lot of positive reactions on the Pepe Miner Jeans yesterday. Also denimhead Johan Honig from Holland contacted me about this post. He has also a Miner jean in his private collection from that area, a little bit different than the post, and the original jacket. Johan was lucky to get a signature in his pizza box packaging from the designer from this Miner jean, Jason Denham. Jason started after his Pepe Jeans experience his own denim adventure with Blue Blood (togehter with Steve te Pas) and is the founder of the now famous Denham brand. The Pepe Miner pizza box was designed by Boy Bastiaens, a real craftsman from the South of Holland! He’s truly my favourite branding specialist! What a great combination!
Pepe Jeans was a start-up for a lot of now really successful people, the dream team consisted people like Rob Dunk (co-founder G-star and now Manic Monkeys), Karl Heinz Muller (Bread & Butter fair and 14oz Stores), Steve Te Pas (Good Genes), Jason Denham (Denham), James Veenhoff (Jean School), Tony Tonnear (K.O.I. Jeans), Martijn te Riele (Apxpress), Tim Brown, Trevor Lough & Shari Lee Gumbs.
Below some impressions of the Pepe Miner Jean and jacket from my denim friend Johan Honig. Thanks for sending these pics buddy!
Today I can show you another denim treasure from Martijn te Riele, a Pepe Jeans Denim Deluxe Miner from 1998. The UK, London based, denim brand from 1973 made with this jean a real statement at the time. The miner jean was packed in a pizza box and the jean itself featured all the classic details; crotch rivet, 24 dip dye Japanese red selvage fabric, hidden rivets, waistband cinch, selvage coin/watch pocket and a high rise fit. Thanks Martijn for sharing this deadstock Pepe Jeans. Enjoy Part 3 of Martijn’s treasures.
Nice video about the authentic process of leather tanning. This is the old school way to get the best quality leather!
This vintage Lee Jeans ‘Union Made’ Dungarees is a treasure from Martijn te Riele from Holland. Last year I already showed some highlights of his private collection. (Check it here: www.long-john.nl/top-5-vintage-denim-items-by-martijn-te-riele-from-utrecht-nl) This classic Lee item is made from 11.5oz jelt denim fabric. It contains a hidden selvage in the out seams and chest pocket. The donut buttons with the laurel leaves refers to a period early ’40′s. All suppliers had to use spare parts that were on stock instead of personalized buttons, because during World War 2 some of the raw materials were very rare. The dungaree had a really nice worn-out fade and is a true master piece. Received some more beautiful pictures from his private collection which I will share later! Thanks Martijn, hope to see you soon!
Pig & Hen is a new handmade bracelet product from Amsterdam-Noord (NL), made for men. The materials are used in shipbuilding, and are all stronger than steel and will last your lifetime. The strongest line they use has a tensile strength of 3400 kg. The bracelets will age nicely within time. Good luck Rutger Versluis with this new adventure!
The early 1970′s were all about decorating your favorite jeans and denim jackets, to make these pieces truly yours and a reflection of your personality and your art. In 1973, Levi’s Jeans decided to have fun with this concept and launched the “Levi’s Denim Art Contest.” Consumers were invited to send slides of their patched, customized, embroidered and otherwise embellished Levi’s jeans and jackets.
Publisher Squarebooks published a small book in 1974 with all the winners. The jeans, jackets, and shirts went on display at museums all over the United States. For years I own a copy of this nice hard to find book, below some images of the winners.
Paris based Smog Bicyclettes collaborate with Amsterdam based Atelier de l’Armée for a limited series of bikes with handcrafted backpack and roll kit. The fixed gear bike with a Smog Bicyclettes frame has a hand painted camouflage pattern based on the Swedish army M90 camou and is outfitted with a wooden Tibaut Malet handlebar and a leather Brooks saddle. It comes with a handcrafted Atelier de l’Armée backpack and roll kit custom made to fit the frame. Both are made out of a 1950′s French army duffel bag mixed with dead stock cowhide leather. The additional trouser strap is made out of a French army rifle sling. Great collab Elza & Joost, congrats!
A great new jean is added to the Worn-Out Projects, a classic Lee Jeans 101 Rider. The jean is worn by Bram Spanjersberg who’s working at Daily Rush store (www.dailyrush.nl) in Rotterdam, NL. Thanks for sending me the pics of this beauty which is 450 days old. Keep up the good work Bram and stay raw!
- Owner: Bram Spanjersberg from Rotterdam, Holland
- Brand: Lee 101 Rider – 5 Dips Indigo Dyed
- Age: 450 days
- Treatment: 3 washes
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Today we start a nice Share & Win action with the Japanese premium brand Asics Onitsuka Tiger at the online shop ShopVip.com. ShopVip is a lifestyle shop with special sale actions with fine and selective brands. This time they set up an Onitsuka Tiger action where you can score a pair with 40% discount in the period from the 19th till the 21th of March. Every new member will receive some extra 20% discount on their first order, please use for activation the code: JOHN14.
How can you join this Share & Win game?
Simple, just like this post here below and share our post on Facebook and by the end of this week we will give one free ShopVip.com shopping coupon from € 100,- to a lucky bastard. So maybe you will sneak around next week in a fresh pair of Asics Onitsuka Tiger.
Below a little sneak of some blue denim related models which will be available from tomorrow. Don’t sleep, this time it’s easy to be the lucky one!
Received some nice pics from this great worn-out Eat Dust jean from my buddy Wouter Reimert who’s working at Vif Jeans store (www.vifjeans.nl) in Rijssen, NL. The jean is from a store customer which gave the jean a hard treatment for 15 months. Let the pics speak for themself. Looking forward how the jean looks after 24 months!
- Owner: Tim Segers from Holland
- Brand: Eat Dust, fit 73. 13,25oz double ring Japanese indigo blue selvage denim
- Age: 15 months
- Treatment: One wash
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